The Scallop Shell announced as one of the UK’s best fish and chip restaurants

by Dan Izzard

12 October 2017

Oh my cod – it just gets batter and batter!

We always knew The Scallop Shell was ace, but the Bath restaurant has just been named as one of the top 20 in the UK by the National Fish & Chip Awards , organised by Seafish.

As one of the top 20, The Scallop Shell will be hoping to batter the competition to take home a title in one of 15 categories.

Restaurants were judged on menu development and innovation, responsible  sourcing policies, staff training and development processes and marketing and promotional activity, with the final shortlist presented as:

  • Catch Seafood in Halifax, West Yorkshire

  • Craft & Harbour in Ayr, South Ayrshire

  • Eric’s Fish & Chips in Thornham, Norfolk

  • Fish ‘n’ Fritz in Weymouth, Dorset

  • Food in the Park in Blair Atholl, Perthshire

  • Longsands Fish Kitchen in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

  • Poppie’s Fish & Chips in Camden, London

  • Poppie’s Fish & Chips in Soho, London

  • Tailend in Dundee, Angus

  • Tailend in St Andrews, Fife

  • The Atlantic in Redruth, Cornwall

  • The Cod’s Scallops in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

  • The Fish Factory in Worthing, West Sussex

  • The Fishermans Wife in Whitby, North Yorkshire

  • The Pelican in Barnstaple, Devon

  • The Rembrandt Restaurant in Norwich, Norfolk

  • Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby, North Yorkshire

  • Upstairs at No1 Cromer in Cromer, Norfolk

  • Whitby’s Fish & Chip Restaurant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, added: “Congratulations to The Scallop Shell on reaching the semi-final, in what is one of our most hotly contested award categories, and best of luck in the next round of judging.”

The winner of the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 30th-anniversary ceremony in London on 25 January 2018.

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